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A baseball family

April 24, 2013 - Pam Rodgers

My family loves baseball. It’s a fairly well known fact.

Since I can remember, we have gone to at least one professional baseball game a year. Our team is the New York Yankees, and it is usually pretty easy to get tickets when the Yankees play a Midwest team. However, we have in no way limited ourselves to going to games when only the Yanks are playing.

I’m not even sure how the conversation started but last Friday night, we discussed which teams we have seen play live, as in watching them in an actual stadium and not on television. My sister and I have been to the same amount of games. We figured out that we have yet to see three American League teams and seven National League teams.

Trish decided to write them down (finally) so we can check them off as we find a way to see these teams in action.

In the American League, we have yet to see the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros*. So basically the American League West minus the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics.

In the National League, we have yet to see the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants.

I think that’s sort of impressive at my 26 years of age and from a state with only a minor league team. I know there are people all over America that have a far better record. My dad is one of them. I think he is only missing two teams total (Mariners and Giants).

Our current summer plans have us seeing the Yankees and Royals, in Kansas City and New York. We are driving to New York in July (Road Trip!) so we started checking games along the way. The Reds play the Mariners on one of our travel days. So we may plan a layover in Ohio and and check two teams off the list. Maybe I can get this list taken care of before I’m 30!


* For those who don’t know, the Astros were in the National league until this season. I felt the need to point that out.



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